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J36 Thursday 26/03/15

Posted Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10.59am

North West Auctions held its fortnightly sale of 76 dairy cattle which included a special spring sale of youngstock.
New calved heifers sold to £1560 from E & K Bland, Penrith with many buyers ringside for new calved cattle.
A special spring sale of youngstock attracted buyers from throughout the northern counties. In-calf heifers from JB Moore, Allithwaite sold to £1500 with others at £1400 from AE & M Hayhurst, Natland. Bulling heifers sold to £1900 from W & S Airey, Whittington. Maiden heifers from WH & JR Robinson, Nook sold at £890 also selling stirks at £770 and £760.
Sale Statistics
New Calved Heifers to £1560
In-calf Heifers to £1500 av. £1150
Bulling Heifers to £ 900 av. £825
Maiden Heifers to £ 890 av. £730
Heifer Stirks/Calves to £770 av.£ 380
Weekly Sale of Calves and Special Monthly Sale of Stirks
The weekly sale of calves attracted an entry of 39 calves and once again all classes were keenly sought after. A consignment of 10 week old British Blues from SW & K Metcalfe of Holme House sold to a top of £450 with other strong bulls selling easily over £400. Heifer calves sold to £400 and £390. Limousin bull calves 5 to 6 weeks old sold to £360 and £355. Once again a young show of Black and White bull calves sold to a top of £75 for a Friesian type with other young calves between £30 and £50.
The monthly sale of stirks had a reduced entry than expected with a few vendors unable to get to the sale with the bad weather conditions and many people busy lambing. There was a variety of stirks forward met by a ring full of buyers looking to purchase all types. British Blue steers sold to a top of £695 for 10 month olds from HG Spensley & Son of Barnard Castle with heifers selling to £660. A mixture of Black and whites forward saw them sell to their value.

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